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Oil Sunflower Market Outlook, dec 2014 from "the National Sunflower Association Magazine"

send by Dr Florin Stoenescu Oil Sunflower Market Outlook December 2014 Published in the “National Sunflower Association Magazine” From the looks of it, 2015 will be another challenging year in terms of marketing commodities. Most commodity prices are significantly lower at this time than they were a year ago. Corn and soybeans are at lows not seen since 2010. Margins will be tighter, so producers will need to buckle down and watch their marketing in the year ahead. You will also have to sharpen your pencil when it comes to figuring the bottom line, as crops that were profitable last year may not be in 2015. Historically, minor crop prices have always been priced above major commodities such as wheat, corn and soybeans. That has been necessary to ensure the volume of minor crop acres…

Nov.2014 : Recent sunflower references sent by our Members

- sent by Dr Felicity Vear INRA France- sent by Dr Maria Duca, Moldova- sent by Dr Vladimir Miklic, Serbia

Conclusion : 3rd Intern. Symposium on Broomrape, June 2014, Cordoba, Spain

The 3rd International Symposium on Broomrape (Orobanche spp.) in Sunflower was held in Córdoba, Spain from June 3rd to 6th, 2014, organized by the Spanish Sunflower Association (Asociación Española del Girasol) under the auspices of the International Sunflower Association.


Obituary Prof. A.Viorel Vranceanu

21 04 2014 :Prof. Alexandru Viorel Vranceanu, one of the greatest initiators and promoters of hybrid sunflower and a well-known and appreciated Romanian scientist on agronomy, died on February 27, 2014, at age 87. (More information)